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Address: Gascoyne House Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RN, England
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+44 1225 477101
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Construction of this hospital began in 1737, which heralded a new period of...

Construction of this hospital began in 1737, which heralded a new period of faith and scientific belief in the healing properties of Bath's mineral waters.VISIT THE ‘MIN’ MUSEUM OF HISTORYThe Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath houses a museum showcasing its medical history, art and artefacts in relation to its importance to Bath’s history since establishment in 1738. ‘Beau’ Nash, John Wood the Elder, William Hoare and Ralph Allen are amongst the historical figures with ties to the hospital.The Lecture HallRNHRDUpper Borough WallsBath, BA1 1RLOpen every Monday from 2-4pm or by appointment

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Bath Min Hospital Museum

We visited the Min museum today. It was open from 2-4 p.m. It is not open everyday so check the website first. It is within the Chapel area of the working hospital. I have been a... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Min museum today. It was open from 2-4 p.m. It is not open everyday so check the website first. It is within the Chapel area of the working hospital. I have been a patient at this hospital in the past, and this is how I learnt they had a museum. The museum is in its early stages... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I didn't go inside - but this is yet another grand old building in Bath that is just worth a look - particularly if you're a history buff. Just beautiful.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The inside is a working hospital and NOT a tourist attraction. We ate here as out patients and the café is for both patients and staff. Not disabled friendly, although there is a lift to the basement there is also a flight of about 6 steps to actually access the café. On the face of it the food looks wholesome... More 

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Haywards Heath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly interesting little museum in the chapel at this NHS hospital. Worth visiting just to get a sense of the historical importance of mineral water bathing, particularly where joint and skin diseases are concerned. Now known as the National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, it is situated in a lovely Georgian building in the heart of Bath. There is limited entry,... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Another stunning building to look at while you are walking around Bath it won't need a lot of your time so you will see this along your walks in the city centre .

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

The history here and all over town is quite impressive. I would recommend a guided tour or previous research/familiarization for this one, as the self-guided experience is under-developed.

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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Like many others it's pretty. Like many others it's worth 30 seconds of your life. Don't know what more to say...

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Rhode Island
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

While this is a working hospital, they do have an exhibition of artifacts on the history of the hospital. I popped in because my dad is a Rheumatologist and I wanted to get some information for him. The lady at the information booth directed me to the chapel to see the exhibit. I enjoyed learning the history of the hospital... More 

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London, England
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

I repeat.. This is a working HOSPITAL , NOT for TOURISTS. Tourists are forbidden !! Whoever put this in Tourist Attractions ???

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

They do amazing work for people with Arthritis Lupus etc the hospital itself is quiet dull and a bit depressing but great staff who care.

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